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Yasunori Matsuda : Conservation Expert

Division/Position: Conservation Expert
Field of Specialty/ Interests: Cultural Heritage Studies, Conservation Science
Education & Career: Graduated from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (1979), Got a master's degree in conservation from Tokyo University of the Arts (1981), Worked in K.Mikimoto & company, Limited Pearl Laboratory (1983-1993), Assistant Professor in Tohoku University of Art and Design, (Conservation Science Division) (1993), Professor in 1999, Established Institute of Conservation for Cultural Property in 2001 and became its president, Participated in educational conservation researches in the same University till 2009. During this period he worked on investigation and analysis of cultural heritages in Tohoku as well as many conservation projects, Participated in a training project for conservators of Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Turkey through the Japan Foundation from 1994 for two years, Participated in JICA GEM-CC project from 2009. He is now an Adjunct Professor in Toyo Institute of Art and Design and Tokyo Gakugei University, Works as a President of Japan Society of the Conservation of Cultural Property and Chief Editor of the Journal of Japan Society for Scientific Studies on Cultural Property. He is also a member of ICOM-CC, IRUG and Material Life Society, Japan.
Message: The Grand Egyptian Museum, which will be the world's leading museum, will host a large number of ancient Egyptian artifacts coveted by the world. The Conservation Center, that will be responsible for conservation and management of the artifacts of the GEM, has just started to work. Our main job is to build the center to become a great conservation center that attracts attention from the whole world. I would like to appreciate the opportunity to work for this project and do my best for the project with my colleagues with a feeling of happiness.


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